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Honda CR-V, Acura, SUV
Sep 29, 2004 (7:35 am)
Yeah, I didn't think that was going to be much help. LOL
#220 of 268 pricing for 2005 CRV
Sep 29, 2004 (8:48 am)
Well I just got a deal of 2005 CRV Ex for $22060 USD included destination fee in NJ. The out the door price is 24191.42. Is it a good deal? They told me the earliest to get the car is late Oct to early Nov. Can't wait to get it.
Sep 30, 2004 (5:27 pm)
I want to buy my 2005 CRV in November. The day I get it I want to chuck the Bridgestone Duellers and put on Michelin Cross Terrains. Here is the problem, I cant get apples to apples tire size. The 2005 CRV will come equipped with tires sized P215/65 R16. Michelin has a tire sized at P225/75 R16. In a nut shell, what difference do you see between these tires Are they a mile apart, or very similar? Any one want to take a guess if these Michelins will fit with out a problem? Let me tell you once again, the Michelin Cross Terrains are THEE best and quietest SUV tire out there.
#222 of 268 Re: Help with tires. [2yearleaseonly]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 30, 2004 (6:43 pm)
The larger size will be taller overall, and will throw your speedometer/odometer readings off.. The tires come with the car... they are "free".. Why not try them out for awhile? I don't know what vehicle you had the Michelins on, but different sizes on different vehicles sometimes behave differently. They may not even be that great on the CR-V (probably will be great, but you never know).
I wouldn't put a non-stock size on a brand new car.
EDIT: This is also a new size for the CR-V. These new Duelers (assuming that is what will come on it) may not even have the same tread design as what comes on the '02-'04 models.
#223 of 268 Re: Help with tires. [kyfdx]
Sep 30, 2004 (7:40 pm)
kyfdx writes: I don't know what vehicle you had the Michelins on, but different sizes on different vehicles sometimes behave differently.
The Cross Terrains are on my Envoy and they are dead quiet, handle like they have metal studs in the winter, and give a plush ride. The ones I have now are down to the wear bars and still ride quieter than the Duellers my friends new 2004 CRV have. Thats the truth. Knowing the difference in size I spoke about before, is there that big of a difference in sizes? It seems minimal to me.
Thanks for your input
#224 of 268 Re: Help with tires. [2yearleaseonly]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Oct 01, 2004 (6:03 am)
1) 2% difference in speedometer reading.
2) I can't say for sure, because I haven't seen them.. But, the Duelers on the current CR-V are different, in almost every way, from the size that is on your Envoy.. It is possible, that the Duelers in the new size will also be completely different than what is on the CR-V now..
3) The Michelins on your Envoy are truck tires.. The size Duelers on the '04 CR-V are passenger car tires.. I don't know if the tires on the '05 CR-V are passenger or truck tires... we'll have to wait and see..
4) We don't know if the new CR-V will have Duelers...
I wouldn't throw away brand new tires without trying them out.. I've had great tires on one car that turned out to be crap on others (just recently).
#225 of 268 Re: Help with tires. [kyfdx]
Oct 01, 2004 (8:42 am)
kyfdx writes: I've had great tires on one car that turned out to be crap on others
You make some fine points. The only thing I didn't add was if I were to dump the new OEM tires, I would do so at delivery and sell them then since they are new and they would have some real value.
I appreciate all your help and respect your opinion.
Oct 01, 2004 (9:24 am)
Here's a tool for this sort of thing.
If the tire sizes you just posted are correct, you'll have a 8.5% variance on your speedo (probably illegal).
I suspect the tires you are looking for are actually 225/65/R16, not 225/75/R16. If that is the case, you'll have a 1.9% variation (probably okay, but check your state laws.)
Oct 01, 2004 (9:30 am)
Varmint.. good catch.. I didn't look closely and just assumed 225/65-16..
2year.. if they are indeed 225/75-16, then it is as varmint says.. definitely will not fit.
#228 of 268 '05 CRV brochures are in
Oct 03, 2004 (6:32 am)
I picked one up yesterday.